For the Media

QUICK FACTS

Media points about Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care:

  • Is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980.
  • Serves about 2,500 families a year.
  • Is the largest and most comprehensive hospice in the region.
  • Is locally based, with a local board and a commitment to serving the Kansas City area.
  • Provides services to all in need, regardless of a patient’s financial circumstances.
  • Has more than 250 employees and more than 400 volunteers.
  • Serves twelve counties – Johnson, Wyandotte, Miami, Douglas and Leavenworth Counties in Kansas, and Jackson, Platte, Clay, Cass, Clinton, Western Ray and Lafayette Counties in Missouri.
  • Serves patients of all ages at all stages of serious illness.

Interview Opportunities:

We welcome media inquiries regarding experts on our staff who are available for interviews include physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, grief specialists and educators who have specialized knowledge in various aspects of end-of-life care, hospice and palliative care. They can speak on a variety of topics including:

  • End-of-life care
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Advance directives
  • Ethics
  • Emotional or spiritual issues associated with life-threatening illness
  • Communication about treatment options
  • Grief and loss
  • Coping with the challenges associated with illness, aging and caregiving
  • Talking to children about serious illness and death, and the grief process for children
  • The use of art and music to help people of all ages express and explore their emotions
  • The unique needs of seriously ill children and their families

Learn more about the options for care we offer.

Our Programs

There's a long list of hospices in Kansas City, but there's only one Kansas City Hospice. Our programs provide comprehensive expert care for all ages at all stages of serious illness.

Hospice

When the focus shifts to comfort instead of treatment, care comes to your home or nursing facility with a plan tailored to your needs, including emotional and spiritual support for the whole family.

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Hospice

Palliative Home Health

When complex needs benefit from a team approach, supportive home care brings the care you need, with 24/7 nurse support for pain, stress and symptoms due to serious illness.

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Palliative Home Health

Advanced Illness Support

Beginning as early as diagnosis and at any stage of serious illness, our nurse practitioners make home visits as needed to help coordinate your care and provide expert pain and symptom management.

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Advanced Illness Support
Hospice House

Hospice House

When symptoms cannot be easily managed at home, two hospice houses provide 24/7 expert care in comfortable home-line settings where family members can be relieved of caregiving duties to focus on loved ones.

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Carousel

Carousel provides palliative and hospice care for perinatal and for babies through young adults with a dedicated team of pediatric nurses, social workers, chaplains and other specialists.

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Carousel
Solace House

Solace House

Our center for grief and healing supports individuals and families who have been impacted by the death of a loved one, whether anticipated, or sudden and unexpected. We provide opportunities to share, listen, learn and heal with peer group support from age 3 through adult.

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